Today was just like any other day. I sat at my desk, typing away, researching – and an Associated Press breaking news alert popped up. I expected some overseas news – especially since the situation in Iraq is not too great.
But this message popped up on my iPhone screen –> ‘#Breaking: U.S. Patent office rules Redskins name is disparaging, and thus cannot be trademarked under federal law.”
To be honest, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I am a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan; but, c’mon people, has political correctness really washed over our society this severely to strip a mascot from an age-old, beloved team?
I never once before viewed the name ‘Redskins’ to be offensive before now, and I still don’t. Yet, I am more sensitive to it now – with all the voices crying out. Yes, I am talking to you Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
This news really made me reminisce on ‘The Good Old Days.’ And, I am not talking the 1950’s here. Although, give me a petticoat, heels and an oven, and I frankly might be happy – considering the state of the country today. I am talking about days that were not too long ago.
Days when moms could bring homemade cupcakes to their children’s classroom parties. The days where saying The Pledge of Allegiance was an honor not marked as offensive. The days when our military men and woman were respected and esteemed by all red-blooded Americans. The days when prayer was esteemed and Christianity was not ridiculed. What happened?
It won’t be the end of the world if the Redskins have to change their name. However, this controversy points to an even bigger picture. Let’s not allow the government to meddle in the NFL. That’s purely and simply an overreach of power. Are we going to allow political correctness to destroy the America that millions of Americans know and love? I hope not. I pray not.
“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” – Ronald Reagan